There has been much talk recently about the switchover from analogue to digital for our TV viewing pleasure but there is another area where the great switchover is set to have an impact. This is in the realms of CCTV and security camera footage where the difference in image quality between digital and analogue is significant. One firm that is leading the way in promoting this switch is Dragon Security Systems based at Wroxham, Norwich.
Dragon Security Systems employs 12 people and has been operating for 22 years covering much of Norfolk and East Anglia with commercial and domestic customers, along with local authorities and police. It has recently clinched an advanced partnership agreement with German firm Mobotix to provide and install some of the latest technology in security cameras. Mobotix cameras capture high quality images and use IP (internet protocol) technology,which means pictures can be viewed from a laptop or mobile phone and from anywhere in the world.
In addition, says Dragon Security technical consultant Robert McDonald, the image quality is significantly better than that currently available on analogue CCTV in that it offers mega-pixel resolution.